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Addiction treatment

Exclusive heroin addiction rehab

Our treatment programmes for heroin addiction are comprehensive and multidisciplinary. In an exclusive setting for only one client at any time, we combine cutting edge psychotherapy and biochemical rehabilitation to help you restore your health.

One Client at a Time

Unparalleled staff to patient ratio of 15:1

Exclusive heroin addiction treatment

At Paracelsus Recovery, we provide exclusive heroin addiction rehabilitation treatment programmes. Upon arrival, we provide an in-depth medical and psychiatric assessment that will determine your unique treatment plan. The next step in heroin addiction recovery is consistently a carefully monitored, medically supervised, withdrawal procedure to manage the physical symptoms that arise when an individual stops taking heroin.

The withdrawal protocol is carefully planned and monitored by our clinical nursing team who are available 24 hours a day. Our psychiatrist and medical doctor will supervise the entire procedure to ensure a safe detoxification process. While undoubtedly challenging, we will make this process as comfortable as possible with supporting infusions (IVs) and various therapies.

During treatment, our functional medicine specialist provides biochemical and neurochemical restoration to nurture your physical health. To support emotional health, we provide many hours of one-to-one therapy sessions catered to your specific needs as well as emotional support provided by the live-in therapist. We treat one client at a time to ensure maximum confidentiality and to provide you with the greatest chance of long-term recovery. We do so to ensure that we can create the best heroin addiction rehabilitation available.

We provide heroin addiction rehabilitation programmes in Zurich and London.

360-Degree Treatment Approach - The most extensive and comprehensive treatment worldwide.

Medical Check-ups
& Treatments
Eye Movement Desensitisation
and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Interval Hypoxic
Hyperoxic Treatment
Probiotic Therapies
& Psychonutrition
Lifestyle &
Nutritional Counselling
& Bioresonance
& Acupuncture
Personal Training

Risks and signs of heroin addiction

Heroin is a highly addictive opioid processed from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from poppy plants. Opioids work by blocking pain signals between the brain and body. Heroin is a powerful sedative that can create feelings of warmth, relaxation, decreasing anxiety and increasing euphoria. These effects are induced by the morphine present in heroin and are short-lived. Whilst the effects fade quickly, it takes the body a lot longer to break down all of the heroin’s additional byproducts. To avoid these side effects, individuals may take more heroin to detach themselves from the pain. This process is what makes heroin so addictive as it can quickly lead to tolerance, withdrawal symptoms and addiction.

The risks of heroin are many and various and include

Short-term - HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C due to contaminated needles, slurred speech, reduced motor skills, confusion, problems concentrating, decreased blood pressure and heart rate, irregular heartbeat, lowered body temperature and coma.

Long-term - Overdose, intestinal issues, menstrual and fertility problems, decreased sex drive, diminished cognitive abilities, internal organ damage, damaged nasal passages (from snorting) and abscesses and damaged veins from injecting.

Signs of heroin addiction include:

  • Constantly thinking about heroin.
  • Heroin use is negatively impacting your career, relationships and finances.
  • Willingness to take great risks or engage in reckless behaviour to obtain heroin.
  • An ever-increasing dosage of heroin is required to achieve the same euphoric feeling.
  • Feeling intense fear at the idea you won’t be able to access heroin.
  • Painful, flu-like symptoms when sober.
  • A lack of interest or care for loved ones, social activities, or hobbies that once brought you joy.

Heroin addiction can be overpowering and it is very difficult to overcome alone. While going to a treatment centre or a rehab for heroin addiction is never an easy decision, it is an act of compassion towards yourself and your health.


Sedatives depress the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS is the subconscious part of the body that works to regulate breathing and heart rates. If it becomes too depressed, it has the potential to ‘forget’ to function altogether. Taking increasing amounts of heroin because of increasing tolerance levels heightens the risk that an individual will take more than their body can handle, leading to an overdose and death.

We can provide luxury heroin addiction rehabilitation programmes in London and Zurich.

In addition to our in-depth residential treatment programmes, we also provide a ‘7–14 days Executive Detox’ programme in Zurich and London. Our Executive Detox provides a safe withdrawal procedure, psychoeducation and numerous complementary therapies aimed to restore your health and wellbeing. However, heroin addiction is a highly challenging addiction to overcome and we would strongly recommend a longer treatment programme.

The residential treatment programmes last for a minimum of four weeks but a longer stay may be advised depending on an individual’s circumstances. We recommend an aftercare programme following residential treatment based on recommendations from the team in collaboration with the client.

Heroin abuse depresses respiration and weakens the immune system leading to lung complications, tuberculosis, pneumonia and numerous other health issues. Research also suggests that heroin causes a deterioration of the brain’s white matter which takes a toll on an individual’s decision-making abilities, their brain’s ability to self-regulate and their ability to cope with stress.

Meet the team responsible for heroin addiction treatment